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Your Library Card is Your Key!

Library cardThink your library card is only for borrowing books, CDs and DVDs? Think again! Having a library card is like having a key to a treasure trove of knowledge that might otherwise prove hard to unlock and access. Courtesy of your library membership and our subscribing to a myriad of online resources, you have available at your finger tips such resources as the Dictionary of Irish Biography, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Irish Newspaper Archives, History Ireland magazine (via JSTOR), the Journal of Public Mental Health (via Emerald Insight) and the International Journal of Biochemistry (via Science Direct), to name just a few.

Digital History Magazines

Digital history magazinesDid you know you can download digital history magazines for FREE with your library membership?  RG Digital (formerly Zinio) for Libraries offers hundreds of full-colour, interactive digital magazines. As Dublin Festival of History launches today, we thought we should highlight the FREE history magazines that are available on RG Digital.  Happy reading!

All you need to do is register for this service using your library membership card number and complete the registration form at https://www.rbdigital.com/lgma/service/magazines/landing (Select 'Create New Account').

Some of the perks:

  • Download current and back issues!
  • Sign up for weekly email reminders and never miss the latest issue of your favourite magazines
  • There is no limit and permanent checkout, meaning you can check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish
  • Download and read magazines on 95% of mobile devices, including iOS (Apple), Android, and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX. (Don't forget to save your data and use Wi-Fi when you are downloading!

History eAudiobooks

Audiobook on the goIt's Dublin Festival of History time and to celebrate we've put together a short list of history eAudiobooks that you may enjoy. Now you can satisfy your curiosity for the past and your interest in history while walking, running, in the car, cooking dinner or even at the gym.  All these titles are available to download or reserve now.  All you need is a WiFi connection and your library membership! So if you haven't signed up already, visit library.bolindadigital.com/dublin and sign in using your library membership card number and PIN. You can borrow up to 5 eAudiobooks at a time to listen on your phone, tablet, mp3 player.

Don't forget we also have hundreds of history audiobooks that you can borrow as CD or Mp3 player from your local library.

Ten History eBooks

ebooks on tabletDublin Festival of History begins tomorrow and to celebrate we have picked out a selection of history eBooks which you can download and read. Now, we absolutely love history books but sometimes it can be tricky to squeeze that fabulous hard back tome into your bag to read on the bus or on holidays.  So this is where the eBook and your library step in! We have hundreds of history books ready for you to download right now. All you need is a WiFi connection and your library membership!

If you haven't signed up already, visit library.bolindadigital.com/dublin and sign in using your library membership card number and PIN. You can borrow up to 5 eBooks and 5 eAudiobooks at a time to read on your phone, tablet or reader.

eBooks and eAudiobooks now Available!

BorrowBox logoYou can now borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from Dublin City Public Libraries. Reserve or borrow up to 5 eAudiobooks and 5 eBooks at a time. Visit library.bolindadigital.com/dublin and sign in using your library membership card number and PIN. Don't have a PIN? Present in person your library card at any branch and you will be assigned a PIN. In order to download an ebook you need to install Adobe Digital Editions.

To access eBooks/eAudiobooks on your phone, tablet or reader, download the BorrowBox app from your device-specific App Store (Google Play) (iTunes) (Kindle Fire). Once you have installed the app, search for Dublin in the ‘Library’ field provided and then sign in using your library membership card number and PIN.

Learn a New Language

Mango Language LearningWould you like to learn a new language? Maybe you would like to brush up on a language before an interview or even a holiday. We can offer you lots of language opportunities in our libraries, at home, and even on the go on your mobile phone or tablet.  You can learn a language by coming to an informal conversation exchange, you can learn online with Mango Languages (NEW Jan 2016) and you can borrow language learning books/CD/DVDs.

Mango Languages is an online resource that teaches real conversations in over 70 foreign languages. Use your library membership card barcode number to register and create a username and password. You can use Mango on your phone or tablet by downloading the Mango Languages app from your App Store.

Get the Full Article! Newspapers Online via the Library

Newspapers onlineWe have for some time provided online access in our branch libraries to the complete issues of Irish newspapers via our subscription to 'The Irish Times Newspaper Archive' and to the 'Irish Newspaper Archive'. Both subscriptions provide access to full digital copy and a search facility; the Irish Newspaper Archive giving access to most (all?) of the regional papers plus the Irish Independent and the Irish Examiner.

Important to bear in mind though that the most recent issues (in both subscriptions) may not be available, i.e. most recent daily will be some 7 to 10 days old, while weekly papers may not include the most recent issue.

A handy point of access to these subscriptions is provided on our Netvibes-based portal (note: both subscriptions available on library computers only).

ProQuest Newspaper Search

Free Online Training

Universal ClassOver 400 free online courses are now available to registered library users. You can learn in your own time, at your own pace!

We are pleased to announce the introduction of Universal Class Library Edition, a powerful new online continuing education service designed specifically for users of public libraries.

With over 400 courses, Universal Class provides free and high quality online training. The courses involve real instructors to guide your learning, video-based lessons and certificates of achievement.

Digital Magazines Now Available!

iPadWe are delighted to announce that we now provide free, unlimited access to a wide selection of full-colour, interactive digital magazines. And that means current and back issues! Whether your area of interest is entertainment, gardening, history, science, health, travel, cars, sports, or others besides, there is surely something to suit all tastes.

Here is just a flavour of the over 100 titles we provide access to: - Amateur Gardening, Astronomy, BBC History Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Digital Camera World, Heat, Ideal Home, Knit Today, National Geographic, Radio Times, Runner's World, The Economist, Total Film, What Car?, Woman's Own, Women's Health, Your Family Tree. Phew!

Register Now! To create a new account enter your library card barcode number and complete the short and simple registration form.

Online Databases Launched

City SealLast Wednesday (26th August) saw the formal launch of a new website hosting a range of databases totalling over 5 million records. The databases are useful for genealogy, local history and social history. Many of the databases were previously available and searchable separately on dublinheritage.ie, but the new site - databases.dublincity.ie - allows for integrated and enhanced searching while also giving access to an even greater number of databases.

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